The story of Virginie & Kek
October 13, 2007 10:23 AM   Subscribe

 
That really rocked. Thanks!
posted by spitbull at 10:37 AM on October 13, 2007


That was quite lovely.
posted by Astro Zombie at 10:42 AM on October 13, 2007


Lovely indeed. Two weeks ago I had my first long-term girlfriend get in touch with me - we hadn't spoken in 8 years. She found me on the internet. It has been a remarkably enriching experience :O)
posted by algreer at 10:47 AM on October 13, 2007 [1 favorite]


I love long lost whatever stories!
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 10:48 AM on October 13, 2007


The orginal version in french is here.
posted by Baud at 10:56 AM on October 13, 2007


Aw, c'est chouette, et... urk... oh... cour, Virginie, cour pour ta vie!
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 11:02 AM on October 13, 2007


That was fantastic.
posted by rouftop at 11:05 AM on October 13, 2007


Thanks for this.
posted by psmith at 11:05 AM on October 13, 2007


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posted by srboisvert at 11:17 AM on October 13, 2007


No greater friend hath a man than one who will conceal his snogging with an open coat. Most charming.
posted by Abiezer at 11:20 AM on October 13, 2007


oops wrong tab!
posted by srboisvert at 11:25 AM on October 13, 2007


C'est trés magnifique!

I especially loved the French onomateopea, but I'm a dork like that.
posted by TheNewWazoo at 11:42 AM on October 13, 2007


Hah! You misspelled onomatopoeia. Caught you...
posted by Zero Gravitas at 11:55 AM on October 13, 2007


I really enjoyed that, thanks rom1!
posted by jonson at 12:01 PM on October 13, 2007


Touching and cute. Thanks!
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 12:02 PM on October 13, 2007


Good find. I was reminded of Art Brut's Emily Kane.
posted by Kattullus at 12:11 PM on October 13, 2007


Délicieux.
Et parfait pour un samedi froid et pluvieux.
Merci, Romain.
posted by bru at 12:23 PM on October 13, 2007


Ok, clearly I need to explain this again: I am a grumpy curmudgeon. The kind of person who kicks puppies and steals children's candy.

But if you people keep posting wonderfully charming little bits like this, there is a very real danger that I could have a moment where my heart is warmed.

And no one wants that.
posted by quin at 12:28 PM on October 13, 2007


Heh. I googled for a girl I "dated" in sixth grade, and found a news article about her, but no personal information. I didn't care as much as that dude though, she dumped me three times.
posted by delmoi at 12:30 PM on October 13, 2007


Those French have a different word for everything. Even in English.
posted by Toekneesan at 12:44 PM on October 13, 2007


i really expected that to be a "so we met again after years, and whadya know, now we're married and have seventeen babies, how funny" story, but was pleasantly surprised to find it touching, but not that painfully hallmark.
posted by raevyne at 12:51 PM on October 13, 2007


Nice.
posted by lalochezia at 1:48 PM on October 13, 2007


Cute.
posted by blacklite at 2:35 PM on October 13, 2007


This was beautiful. Life rarely turns out as you expect, but sometimes that's the best part of living.
posted by pupdog at 2:37 PM on October 13, 2007


Now I finally have a phrase for trying to keep myself from thinking of hopeful possibilities for fear of being disappointed: "No movies."
posted by frobozz at 2:56 PM on October 13, 2007 [1 favorite]


Here's the original French version, if anyone else is interested. Virginie, une histoire qui sent de la colle Cléopâtre. (Virginia: a story with the scent of Cleopatra glue)

(I am obviously not a professional translator)
posted by blacklite at 4:08 PM on October 13, 2007 [1 favorite]


Thank you for this.
posted by chihiro at 4:31 PM on October 13, 2007


Wonderful find rom1. I found myself laughing, getting teary eyed and loving this Kek guy.

A charming, touching story to which I can really relate, having done the same looking for and finding childhood sweetheart thing myself.

Kek's blog. Two photographs of Kek (blond).
posted by nickyskye at 4:37 PM on October 13, 2007


That was lovely. And I've just wasted spent roughly 3 hours reading the guy's blog, which is also very fun.

Thanks very much for this!
posted by ClarissaWAM at 4:48 PM on October 13, 2007


Seconding how fun Kek's blog is, wonderful music, images, it's a cool site.
posted by nickyskye at 7:06 PM on October 13, 2007


Once I started clicking I couldn't stop. Great find. Thnx.
posted by Sailormom at 8:47 PM on October 13, 2007


aww..
posted by cowbellemoo at 1:53 AM on October 14, 2007


wow!

and the man blogs in french, chinese and english!

wow!
posted by infini at 5:33 AM on October 14, 2007


I only saw the blog in French. Am I missing something...?
posted by miss lynnster at 10:54 AM on October 14, 2007


I think I've fallen in love...
posted by jonathanstrange at 8:33 PM on October 19, 2007


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